Country star Eric Gunderson has become a first time father - two months ahead of schedule.

The Love & Theft singer's wife Emily prematurely gave birth to the couple's son Camden William Gunderson on Sunday (10Mar13) in Nashville, Tennessee.

His representative tells, "(They) are thrilled to announce the birth of their handsome new addition.

"He arrived earlier than his expected May due date and will be spending some time in the hospital, but mother, father and baby are all doing well."

The rep adds, "Eric and Emily are moved by the tremendous outpouring of warm wishes from their fans, family and country radio. They look forward to sharing more updates soon."

Camden has become a popular baby name for celebrity tots - singer Nick Lachey and reality Tv star Kristin Cavallari picked out the same moniker for their newborns last year (12).